Re: FELDSER - more research aids #general
Thanks to Peggy Freedman for reminding me that I had forgotten to mention using
the wonderful "Southern Israelite" newspaper to locate information on Southern
Jewish families. This was in particular reference to the FELDSER family and
their relatives. One of the interesting things I learned >from looking up the
FELDSER family name in the newspaper was that Max Feldser's son Robert had
married a Cydel Cohen, whose grandfather Rabbi Samuel Cohen of Charleston, SC,
had married them.
In addition, it reminded me that you can look up not only individuals, but towns
and places as well as organizations or businesses. All of these things are very
important in expanding what you can learn about your relatives and the way they
lived and worked. For instance, I tried looking up whether my Young Judaea
meetings were reported on. The reason for my particular interest was that I had
a wonderful photograph of my Young Judaea Regional Meeting which had been held
in Atlanta, GA, and I had wanted to identify all the people in it whose names I
had, by now, mostly forgotten entirely. However, I found that they weren't in
this particular newspaper, although they had been in others. There were
informational stories or adverts regarding the Young Judaea Camps which I had
attended which brough back many memories.
So, it is always a pleasure when someone reads your posting and responds so
readily like Peggy Freedman did and with such a good resource. I would also add
a resource which is the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities:
http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/ which is part of the Goldring / Woldenberg
Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Lots of great information there.